Waxahatchee at Warsaw
Waxahatchee at Warsaw in 2017 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Waxahatchee announces full album livestream series

Waxahatchee released her great new album (and one of our favorites of 2020 so far) Saint Cloud back in March, and in more normal times, she would’ve embarked on a tour supporting it in April, as scheduled. Of course, the coronavirus pandemic made that impossible, so she’s done some livestreamed performances instead, and she’s now announcing a new series that will give you a chance to hear her discography performed in full, from home. She’ll play five virtual sets, one every Monday in June, performing one of her albums in full at each. Here’s more from Katie Crutchfield:

I’m announcing a run of five livestreams where I play all five of my albums in their entirety. This idea was born as a way to help support my band and crew through this time where we’ve had to cancel and move shows, thus causing a huge financial burden. I’m also donating a portion of the ticket sales to indie promoters around the country who have been so warm and hospitable to me over the years but are now facing a huge strain on their business.

I’ve wanted to go back into my catalog and play some of the deep cuts for a while, and this seems like a perfect way for me to do it. Join us every Monday in June.

She’s playing American Weekend on June 1, Cerulean Salt (one of our top albums of the 2010s) on June 8, Ivy Tripp on June 15, Out in the Storm on June 22, and Saint Cloud on June 29. Tickets are on sale now for individual shows, and as a bundle for all five.

UPDATE: The streams have been pushed back a week. Here’s a message from Katie:

in light of the deaths of george floyd, breonna taylor, ahmaud arbery & so many more and all the subsequent protests around the world i’ve decided to push my livestream series back by one week to hold space & stand in solidarity with those protesting now during this important moment in the fight against white supremacy & police violence. i know that music is so healing but i truly feel like right now we need to focus on this meaningful fight. process the cumulative grief. all tickets will be honored, every show will just be one week later now. black lives matter, now & forever. i will see folks next week at the stream.

for resources on how to support: https://linktr.ee/showupnow

Waxahatchee livestream series

Revisit some of Waxahatchee’s previous livestreams with Kevin Morby, including covers of blink-182, Everclear, Mazzy Star, Wilco, Sheryl Crow, Songs: Ohia, John Prine, Jawbreaker, Silver Jews, and more.

Katie features on Whitney’s new cover of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, and back in April she shared a cover of Caroline Polachek’s “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” of her own.

Check out pictures of Waxahatchee’s 2017 show at Warsaw in Brooklyn in the gallery below.